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May 25, 2015 - Kids and Cops Cast a Line

Kids and Cops Cast a Line

Victoria Park, ON:  Local police officers will be joining young anglers to cast a line during the Belleville Police Association Cops, Kids fishing Derby at Victoria Park.

The Belleville Police Association will be hosting the event, which will be taking place on Sunday June 15th, 2015 from 9:00am to noon, the derby is free to all kids and includes prizes and a free lunch. Participants are asked to bring their own rods and reels; there will be loaner rods/life jackets and free worms.

The derby is sponsored by Fishing Forever, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding worthwhile fishing, conservation and education projects. Other sponsors include the PAO, Belleville Police Association, Canadian Tire, P &G, Angel Wings Custom Apparel, Kerr Sprinklers, Duffers Chip wagon, Stirling Veterinary, Dafoe Roofing, ITS Trucking, K3 Community Counselling Centre, Allstate Insurance, StateFarm Insurance, McInroy Maines Construction Ltd, Academy Towing, and Quinte Bass Anglers.

According to Bob Izumi, chair of Fishing Forever, and host of the Real Fishing Television show, there is nothing that puts a smile on a kids face faster than catching a fish.  “That’s why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing” sates Izumi.  “Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children. This program is a perfect way for kids to learn that these dedicated men and women care about them as individuals, not as potential young offenders.”

For more information on this event, please contact Constable Patrick Comeau, work cell 613-966-1366 or pcomeau@police.belleville.on.ca

To learn more about Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire, please visit www.kidsandcops.ca or contact Joanne Vaughan at events@kidsandcops.ca or 905 632 8679, ext 224